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O laß dich halten, goldne Stunde

Language: German (Deutsch)

O laß dich halten, goldne Stunde,
Die nie so schön sich wieder beut!
Schau, wie die Mondnacht in die Runde
All ihre weißen Rosen streut.
Des Tages Stimmen fern verhallten,
Nicht Worte stören, nicht Gesang
Des stillsten Glückes innig Walten,
Nach dem die ganze Seele drang.

So Brust an Brust, so ganz mein eigen,
So halt' ich dich, geliebtes Bild!
Es rauscht die Nacht, die Lippen schweigen,
Und Seele tief in Seele quillt.
Ich bin dein Glück, du meine Wonne,
Ich bin dein Leben, du mein Licht;
Was soll uns Tag, was soll uns Sonne?
Du schöne Nacht, entflieh uns nicht!


Translation(s): ENG ENG

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Confirmed with Otto Roquette, Liederbuch, Stuttgart und Tübingen: J.G. Cotta’scher Verlag, 1852, page 68


Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Helen D. Tretbar) , "Bliss"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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